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Implementation of the Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment Regulations - Customs - PUBLIC NOTICE No. 60/2020

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..... ment between Customs stations. They stipulate the obligations, roles and responsibilities for the various stakeholders involved in movement of imported/export goods. Based on the feedbacks from the various stakeholders, the changes were incorporated and the said regulations was made effective from I q of August, 2019 with transitional provisions under Regulation 15 till the 30th of September, 2020. 2. Considering the disruptions caused due to Covid-19 Pandemic and non-readiness of the stakeholders, Board has issued Notification No.94/2020-Customs(N.T.) dated 30.09.2020, vide which the transitional provisions under Regulation 15(2) have been extended from 1st October, 2020 till 31st March, 2021 to enable submission of manifests under erstwhile regulations. However, as per Regulation 15(1), mandatory filing of different declarations in new format in a phased manner is provided for as per the annexure A to this circular. Different timelines are prescribed so that trade has sufficient time to comply with the new regulations in a phased manner. Further, vide Regulation 15(2), the mandatory compliance requirements for submissions of declarations and manifests under the said regulations s .....

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..... line) (ASC) b. Authorised Sea Agent (Steamer/ Shipping Agent) (ASA) c. Authorised Carrier (other notified carriers) (ANC) d. Authorised Carriers for Inland Movement - Transhippers (ATP) The applicant can edit or modify the details in already submitted application, if the same has not been approved by the officer concerned. In case officer has already approved the submitted application for registration, the applicant can submit amendment for the already approved details. 6. Delivery of an Arrival Manifest in relation to a Vessel: Regulation 4 of the SCMTR provides for the delivery of an arrival manifest in relation to the vessel by Authorised Sea Carrier. This document now replaces the 'Import General Manifest' and is a legal requirement under Section 30 of the Customs Act, 1962, the details of which are outlined under Regulation 4(2) of the SCMTR. It is clarified that only the persons representing master of the vessel (i.e Vessel Operator) viz. the Authorised Sea Carriers (ASC)/ Authorised Sea Agents (ASA) are required to file the arrival manifest. The General declaration and Cargo declaration are made available together in ICEGATE as Sea Arrival Manifests (SAM) and other .....

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..... he other notified parties but also by the vessel operator. A vessel operator can file CSNs for every transport document if it has the necessary details and just refer the CIN numbers in the final arrival manifest. Similarly, in case of Arrival or Departure Manifests filed for subsequent movements, the CIN details may be referred, rather than filing the details afresh. The timeline for the mandatory parallel filing of cargo declaration for different types of goods is given in annexure A. Delivery of a Departure Manifest in Relation to a Vessel: 7. Similar to the procedural requirements as in para 6 on the import side, the same requirements are laid down on the export side under Regulation 5 of the SCMTR. For delivery of a Departure manifest, the concerned stake-holders, viz. the Authorised Sea Carriers (ASC)/ Authorised Sea Agents (ASA) would now be required to file Sea Departure Manifests (SDM) and Sea Departure Notification (SDN). SDM is the manifest required to be filed by Authorised Sea Carrier before departure of the vessel from any Indian sea port. The SDM, can be updated any time before SDN is filed without the approval of the officer. 7.1. SDN is the declaration having final .....

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..... P/AR manifests before departure and upon arrival of the conveyance at the respective Customs stations. However, while a declaration will have to be filed before departure and upon arrival of the conveyance at the respective Customs stations, the declarant will be able to link the declarations made in the previous manifests for every cargo using the cargo identification number (CIN) assigned to the cargo. Thus, the process would be considerably eased to that extent. The ATP would also require to file the Allowed for Shipment Request (ASR) for every shipping bill when ready for departure at the port of export. Amendment of Arrival and Departure Manifests: 9. The declarant can submit amendment for the already submitted declarations, as provided for under Regulation 8 of the SCMTR. It may also be noted that both SAM and SDM can be amended after filing. Cargo Identification Number: 10. To uniquely identify the cargo and simplify the filing process, a system of CIN is introduced in Customs Automated system. CIN is a unique identification number assigned by Customs System to every cargo declared. In order to account for every consolidation and segregation of cargo seamlessly, two types of .....

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